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Error Message:  Hook Load Failed
« on: November 11, 2006, 12:42:20 AM »
When I boot my PC I get an error message "Hook Load Failed."  OS is Windows XP.  What does this mean and how do I fix it?



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    Re: Error Message:  Hook Load Failed
    « Reply #1 on: November 11, 2006, 01:50:35 AM »
    Probably a missing or damaged .dll file. More information would be helpful. When did it start, what happened before it, etc.?

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    « Last Edit: November 11, 2006, 01:50:53 AM by GX1_Man »
    Please post as much information about your computer, operating system, and problem as possible, what happened prior to problems, etc. Too much info is OK, too little is pointless! Don't just say "My computer doesn't work. What's wrong?"


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    Re: Error Message:  Hook Load Failed
    « Reply #2 on: November 11, 2006, 09:29:19 AM »
    Well... I'm not sure how much more info I can provide.  I first noticed the problem about a week ago during a restart.  I did have a power failure during a thunderstorm recently while I was playing Civ City: Rome, but I couldn't say for certain if that's when it began.  I can't think of any other trouble.  I haven't noticed any problems running software.  My mouse buttons are functioning a bit differently during the game.  Other than that nothing noticeable is wrong with the system.  The message comes up in a tiny box at reboot and there is are no further details provided.  Just "Error:  Hook Load Failed."  I close the window and proceed without problems.

    Beyond that, if there is a problem with any of my software, I haven't found it yet.  If there's something pertinent I've left out I'll be glad to respond.



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    Re: Error Message:  Hook Load Failed
    « Reply #3 on: November 11, 2006, 09:57:09 AM »
    Re-install CivCity since that's what was running when your power was knocked out.

    If that doesn't improve the issue go to Start/Run and type in sfc /scannow and hit Enter...have your official shiny XP CD handy as it will ask for it.

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